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Forum: Royal Jewels 05-14-2017, 11:49 AM
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Posted By Duc_et_Pair
Oh dear... any arisiocrat, or peasant, or serf...

Oh dear... any arisiocrat, or peasant, or serf near any noble house whom felt in the hands of the Secret Police (the predecessor of the KGB) would shout all and everything out under the unimagineable...
Forum: Royal Jewels 05-14-2017, 11:34 AM
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Posted By Duc_et_Pair
Everyone has the right on his/her own fairytale....

Everyone has the right on his/her own fairytale. For so far the evidence for the contrary has been so shockingly overwhelming, documented with so many photos, inventories, records. Every ruble which...
Forum: Royal Jewels 05-14-2017, 09:45 AM
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Posted By Duc_et_Pair
This picture says enough: picture...

This picture says enough: picture (https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/a6/6b/e6/a66be6681a625e3b5fe4f18478173003.jpg)

Family after family has been looted from jewels, artworks, inventories,...
Forum: Royal Jewels 05-14-2017, 06:59 AM
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Posted By Duc_et_Pair
You are aware that none of the persons you name...

You are aware that none of the persons you name are alive anymore at all? How can they reclaim when they are dead and buried et al???? Then you name Tsarina Maria Feodorovna and the Yusupovs. Are you...
Forum: Royal Jewels 05-14-2017, 04:45 AM
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Posted By Duc_et_Pair
Are you aware that "the imperial family" is...

Are you aware that "the imperial family" is scattered over the world and -so to see- not living in great wealth?

Then Tsarina Alexandra: she and her daughters were evacuated since August 1917...
Forum: Royal Jewels 05-13-2017, 06:22 AM
Replies: 513
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Posted By Duc_et_Pair
Indeed, and as I wrote earlier in in this thread:...

Indeed, and as I wrote earlier in in this thread: nothing so ostentatious as Russian billionaires. So every hidden diamond can easily sufrace again, no problem in today's Russia. When these jewels...
Forum: Royal Jewels 05-13-2017, 03:31 AM
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Posted By Duc_et_Pair
In both the Netherlands and Sweden these family...

In both the Netherlands and Sweden these family foundations, which are just legal constructions, can be dissolved, making these properties private again but then the whole purpose of these...
Forum: Royal Jewels 05-13-2017, 03:13 AM
Replies: 513
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Posted By Duc_et_Pair
Is? Or was? No any of the current Romanov...

Is? Or was?

No any of the current Romanov descendants lives in great wealth. So we may assume it is no more. The tricky thing is that so much was at the disposal of Tsar and his family. But "at...
Forum: Royal Jewels 05-13-2017, 02:52 AM
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Posted By Duc_et_Pair
This sort of experts also claimed that Queen...

This sort of experts also claimed that Queen Wilhelmina owned Shell Oil (not true), KLM (not true) and that she was the riches woman on earth (not true). I have read Robert K. Massie too. For a...
Forum: Royal Jewels 05-13-2017, 02:43 AM
Replies: 513
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Posted By Duc_et_Pair
I have the idea you are under the spell of the...

I have the idea you are under the spell of the Yusupov name and fame.
;-)

When you are immensely rich because you own vast properties in Russia but all these are seized by the State and you are...
Forum: Royal Jewels 05-13-2017, 02:30 AM
Replies: 513
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Posted By Duc_et_Pair
No. Compare it with the Shah in Iran. All his...

No. Compare it with the Shah in Iran. All his magnificent jewels are still in Teheran. "He" was immensely rich. The Shah was Iran. And Iran was the Shah. When he wanted the best jewels for the...
Forum: Royal Jewels 05-13-2017, 01:56 AM
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Posted By Duc_et_Pair
I think it was not the Tsar's wealth. It was...

I think it was not the Tsar's wealth. It was Russia's wealth. But as an absolutist monarch any Tsar thought alike Louis XIV: "L'État, c'est moi." ("I am the State".)

I think we can not say the...
Forum: Royal Jewels 05-13-2017, 01:40 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 232,404
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
Ther is not much left. Think about it. The World...

Ther is not much left. Think about it. The World War I followed by the Russian Revolution. Lenin's collectivitionism in which private properties were declared "collective property" and saw...
Forum: Royal Jewels 10-10-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 513
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Posted By Duc_et_Pair
Maria Vladimirovna Romanova captured by Swedish...

Maria Vladimirovna Romanova captured by Swedish journalist Roger Lundgren on his phone: picture...
Forum: Royal Jewels 10-04-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 513
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Posted By Duc_et_Pair
A very beautiful diadem, thanks for the picture! ...

A very beautiful diadem, thanks for the picture!

:flowers:
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